FRANKLIN-Six girls from Franklin are charged in connection with the sexual assault of other girls.
Va. State Police say the attacks occurred in Northampton County in August, but they would not discuss other information.
The teens charged range in age from 14 to 17-years old. All but one has been released on a summons, said Sgt. Michelle Anaya.
A 17-year-old was arrested on charges of animate sexual penetration, aggravated sexual battery, attempted animate object sexual penetration and sexual battery; two girls are charged with one count of animate object sexual penetration, aggravated sexual battery, attempted animate object sexual penetration, and sexual battery; the three others face charges of animate object sexual penetration and sexual battery.
The juvenile petitions stem from an incident that occurred in Northampton County involving all of the teenagers in August 2013. The victims of the sexual battery and penetration were female teenagers.
The investigation is ongoing.